The Egyptian is one of those scores that's more well known for reasons beyond the actual music it contains. In this case, it's the only time Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann worked on a score together. This 1999 re-recording features about 70% of the score, reconstructed and preformed by the always-excellent team of Morgan and Stromberg
That it's more known for its history isn't to say that the music isn't good, because it is. The themes are all classic Newman lyrisism, and there are many wonderful Herrmann moments of...well....Herrmann-ness. Right from the start with the prelude, we get a great grand sweeping epic theme with full choir. Cues such as 'The Chariot Ride', 'The Pursuit' and 'Violence' are great bombastic trips,. And of special mention are the two longest cues -- 'Nefer Nefer Nefer' and 'Valley of Kings'. While the prior written by Herrmann and the latter by Newman, both are simply marvelous examples of grand romantisism the Golden Age is known for.
Beyond the above, there isn't much to say. If you like Herrmann, this is a great addition, and the Newman contribution is great too. It's not the best score in the world, but there are far far worse choices out there.